Tag: rail infrastructure

The Brilliance of Obama’s budget

I have talked about the importance of fixing the economy and then tackling the deficit. Unfortunately, reality has raised its ugly head. The GOP is beating the deficit drum. Americans have been led to believe that short term deficit reduction is really, really important. So, the Obama administration is walking the tightrope. Reduce the deficit while sustaining job growth. From Center for Budget and Policy Priorities: The President’s budget achieves this goal by cutting domestic discretionary programs, securing savings in entitlement programs, limiting defense expenditures, and raising revenues primarily by curbing a plethora of tax loopholes.  At the same time, it does not

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Republicans About Everything But Jobs

Since prevailing in the U.S. House, gaining Senate seats, and winning significant victories at the state level, what have Republicans done since last week’s election that will likely create jobs? Nothing. What they have done instead is talk about political conflict, and eliminated forward-looking rail infrastructure projects that would have created jobs. Examples—- * Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that job one is to make sure Barack Obama is a one-term President. It appears that the next two years about going to 100% about politics if Republicans get their way. How will this help the nation? * Republican leaders in the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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